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where we are definitely going to need time for the commute especially if you are driving long distance, it is going toed aup and this morning's commute will be slow in the south bay and all of our roads are wet and winds are across all bay area bridges and let's look at the sunole grade and heading south just a few minor fender- benders, nothing too bad, we will keep you posted. let's go back to the desk. we have something involving s.w.a.t. teams and medical marijuana. two separate overnight fires at two bay area hospitals. live storm tracker is busy looking outside showing you all the cloud cover we still have rain showers to talk about and we will pinpoint the commute and timing this morning and we will have more on the rain over the next 24 hours.
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. drama at a san mateo hospital, we will tell you what one patient did at an emergency room that forced other patients out. and we have live storm tracker and we will let you know about the morning commute and when thunderstorms could be added. a flood in one san francisco neighborhood, why things could get a whole lot worse in the coming weeks. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> well, good morning, welcome to march 6th, i am dave clark. >> i am pam cook, we are on storm watch this morning. >> some roads in the bay area looked like lakes overnight and this is northeast of santa rosa
near calistoga road. near lay foot fell in calls towing. -- calistoga. it knocked down some trees and just before midnight trees fell on two cars and will we get some more, mark? we are still busy with our life storm tracker radar and you can still see scattered activity in parts of the north bay and the heaviest is out towards tracy and the stockton area. once again the other extreme is showing some downpours and heavier downpours closer to morgan hill but especially right around gilroy 101 the rain is still a factor with at least some moderate downpours. we have scattered downpours and a chance of thunderstorms tomorrow. more than that and we have an update on the commute, good
morning, sal. between walnut creek and oakland, that traffic is moving along nicely and we are getting crowded. also the commute on interstate 808 and traffic is moving well. let's go back to the desk. breaking news, we have been on this since 4:30 we have a standoff involving s.w.a.t. teams. one suspect and medical marijuana, he is in the city's bay view districts, what is happening, alex? >> reporter: well, s.w.a.t. teams are moving in and they are beginning to take up positions on this industrial building and it's just about a half block up from where we are and what we are showing you is on the backside of the building that police are focused on this morning. this is at the intersection of jennings and van dyke. we want to show you some video of san francisco police moving
in and surrounding this building. they believe one man is held up inside and he is wanted for a robbery involving a medical marijuana facility. what is unclear at this point is exactly when that robbery took place but we do understand that police arrested two other people who were involved in that same crime so two people were taken into custody and one person remains outstanding and police believe that man is inside this building and refusing to give himself up this morning. the s.w.a.t. he team is out here and they are surrounding the building and they are obviously going to do whatever they can to get this person out. we will continue to monitor this person again in the bay view district this morning and a police spokesperson is expected to come out here and we expect to bring it to you later this morning and we are monitoring what is considered a
tense standoff, alex savage, ktvu channel 2 morning news. in both cases police say the fire was started by emotionally troubled patients. tara moriarty is at the hospital where the 2 hour standoff started and ended. >> reporter: emergency patients found them self in trouble when another patient reportedly became unhinged and started to walk around with a knife. it happened last night at 11:00 and the patient became disgruntelled and reportedly barricaded himself in a room and started a small fire inside. they evacuated patients to another floor and police negotiators talked him into surrendererring after two hours. >> i saw a number of police
officers and requested a cars coming in and police officers were running around the hospital with their firearms out. >> reporter: the fire was contained to one room and luckily nobody was hurt. privacy rules keep us from reporting the suspect and he will be undergoing a mental evaluation we understand. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. reportedly there was another intentionally set fire at a bay area overnight and this one happened in san francisco. crews came to the scene after an angry patient set a mattress on fire and went to another room and torched a trash can. it did cause just minor damage. a man is accused of driving drunk and killing a high school student over the weekend. investigators say the 17-year- old was crossing near veil
avenue saturday night when she was killed. since then police have installed a speed monitoring device and the city will also widening the sidewalks but that will not be completed for two years. all federal and government offices will be shut down and the u.s. capital building is shrouted with the snow coming down. they are expected to have up to a foot of snow in the d.c. suburbs. coming up at 6:15, we will checkup on the snowy conditions out there. meantime back here at home, san francisco mayor ed lee will be touring the westport tall neighborhood and they will meet some of the two dozen homes for those that are declared off
limits. according to san francisco, there are growing fears the ground of an entire block is moving and it could be months before engineers know how much soil has shifted. i know people are just waking up and i don't want to freak people out in santa rosa i accident -- santa rosa i accidentally said they got a foot of rain, it's not quite a foot. i just want to mention traffic will be affected by wet roads and we have traffic at the bay bridge and it is already backed up to the end of the parking lot and the metering lights are on. also the commute looks good on the san mateo bridge and if you are driving for any long distance you will notice
traffic has picked up and traffic is moving well on 101 and 280. let's go to mark. we are looking at downtown oakland where you can still see cloud cover and with that we have a passing shower and the main cold front is responsibility for -- responsible for cloud cover and rain and the storm overnight and some of the winds are gusting to 40 miles per hour at fso. santa rosa has 30 mile-per-hour winds and in oakland and concord and we still have gusty winds out there now and it's a key factor for the commute this morning. the multiple doppler sweep is showing you the current rain pattern and parts of sonoma counties are not completely covered but there is light to moderate downpours and you will notice the bulk over here and to the east of tracy, this was
over an hour ago in gilroy. as far as wind speeds, fso is sustained at 18 miles per hour and open airport 16 miles per hour and current air temperatures are not too cold upper 40s to lower 50s. a few showers off and on and this system is moving in to the north and we could be tracking some thunderstorms for your thursday. some breaks in the clouds and a few pop up showers and this will be the key for tomorrow with increases across the region. we have 55 to 58 degrees and with your weekend always in view, unsettled today and by
friday it clears out and over the weekend it warms up. the light was switched on at 9:00 last night and the wet sidewalks were packed along the embarcadero and many people wanted a dryer seat to the light show. many think the light show will be popular over the next two years. >> we anticipate 50 million visitors from actual over the world -- from all over the world to come and view this and it will clement many of theee -- compliment many of the events we have. >> the art display will shine from dark to dusk every evening at 2:00 a.m. a woman struggled to get back to try land. why police say they tar
>> she was anchored next to somebody originally who knew her and he woke up and her boat was gone. >> the fire department was able to contact her and she anchored and is hoping to return at high tide. they are shutting down federal airports d many federal buildings. they say it is rain turning to snow, how is it looking now? >> reporter: well, pam it's right back to rain now and in fact 20 minutes ago you could hardly see the capital behind me because the snow was coming down so hard and it is turning back into rain again and we have a real muddy mess because it rained so hard. take a look at this, this is our morning rush hour. typically cars are lining the
roads and honking their horns. we have not seen that much traffic but we have seen a jogger or two headed to the senate office buildings and we have hearings going on and they will wrap up hoping lawmakers can get out of town before the snowstorm hits. we are anticipating 5 to 10 inches of snow and we are seeing a lot of headaches at area airports. jacqueline felt, ktvu channel 2 morning news. we are hearing that the obama administration are quietly working to lessen the pain for the sequester cuts that kicked in days ago. it will give agencies flexibility to decide where they want to make the cuts. it does not reduce the overall amount of cuts and a half are said to come from defense and the other half from domestic
programs. it is day three in vatican city on selecting the new pope. i want to show you some new video, cardinals are coming in from around the world and they are meeting to talk about the state of the catholic church and also to get to know each other. they are in no rush to choose a successor for pope benedict xvi. a richmond police officer's dogs were poisoned. the officer's pet dog was poisoned and when he took the dog he stole five items and also poisoned a cape nine -- canine in his care. san francisco police will reexamine their policies and last saturday night a semiautomatic was taken from the drunk of a locked police car south of market.
they eventually recovered it in oakland and officers assigned to the car did not break any rules and the department will now study whether it needs to make any policies changes on locked weapons on unattended cars. a hearing for a bicyclist charged with killing a pedestrian last march, chris hit 71-year-old -- hit a 71- year-old woman on south and castro streets. they filed felony charges because he ran a red light and did not appear to slow down before he hit the victim. the hayward city council voted to phase out red light city traffic cameras. they will phase it out as soon as it is practical. police say those cameras do not reduce the number of accidents
and do not make streets safer and some accidents have increased at some intersections that have those red light cameras. let's check in with sal for traffic. it is wet out there and the winds advisories -- wind advisories from chp have been listed from the bridges and if you are going out, give yourself a little extra time. here is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza and you can see traffic is getting heavier as you drive through and it's about a ten to 15 minute delay at the toll plaza. here is a look at interstate 880 and traffic is looking good and you can tell wind has died down. when we first got here, i looked at the camera which was shaking and bouncing and it now seems more steady. the traffic on the san mateo and dumbarton, things are getting wetter and we want to
advise you to leave yourself extra time. let's go to mark. we have still lots of clouds cover and the form of some lingering showers off to our south and to the east. that is is big deal, possibly once again it will continue for your thursday. coverage has been on the decrease out towards santa rosa out towards clover dale and we will move the maps and show you some more action but not a lot. the bulk is sliding out to the east out towards the stockton area and we have some more cells around gilroy. we have a bit of a breeze but they have been trending down an "f" s o is sustain -- fso is sustained at 16 miles per hour. we have a few pop-up showers
and once the rain is gone it will move back into the forecast and just keep that in mind and basically at 5:00 another system moves in from the north and it will be cold and unstable and as a result we will bump up storm chances. scattered showers and unsettled through thursday and we will warm things up just in time for the weekend. the auto plant is making japanese history. they will serve on the board of directors and he comes from outside the company. he did work with the president of toyota which was a joint venture between toyota antigen wahl roll -- and general motors. ford is rewarding its ceo with performance bonuses for nearly $12 million in stock options and he has led since e- mail executive and -- became
the executive and ford lost and stole for just about a dollar and ford made just about $5 million and they will sell today at 13 million. harvard university top is the list of the most powerful university brand and the times report ranges uc burningly as -- berkeley as number 5 putting it ahead of the cross the bay rival. by the way. ucla is ranked number 8. >> go bruins. we are up there at least. 6:22, violent crimes are on the rise in san jose, how people are now taking the law into their own hands. the elderly woman of the --
the woman who died at glenwood facility who died in baker's field died and a 911 nurse refused to do cpr saying it was against the policy. the family said it was our beloved mother's wish to die and she was fully aware they did not offer trained medical staff. violent crimes on the rise and police want to teach citizens how to fight back. they are hosting a forum on crime prevention and some topics include what to do when you see a crime and how to avoid becoming a victim. it will be at the community center and it is free for you to attend at 6:30. let's check in with sal, we have weather problems and how
is our commute? well it is better than it was and it was raining harder earlier this morning and now i can see a little bit of sun breaking through and we will bring in mark to talk about this but it is better for the commute and things are drying off a little bit and as you drive passed mission boulevard it does look good. mark, is it getting better out there? >> yes, the bulk of the heavy rain is moving out of town but still we are hanging on to scattered showers and we call it unsettled for a reason because we have some clearing skies and pockets of showers. right now we have snow up to the north and out to the east and out towards the sierra. right now we have a few scattered showers in sonoma county and right around the bay as well. coming up we will rainfall projections and a big change you can expect for your
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down raided -- jc penny is downgraded and best buy is ending their work from home projects and we will say good morning to you, middle of the week, march 6th, i am dave clark. >> time now is 6:30 and we are on storm watch this morning and mark is in for steel paulson, -- steve paul sown, where is the rain -- steve paulson. >> where is the rain now, mark? right now you can see on live tracker, some scattered showers are popping up in parts of the north bay and sonoma and closer to the clover dale area, we have not a lot of coverage but we still have a few sprinkles and closer to gilroy this action is moving out to the south and we will still
hold onto the possibility of scattered showers and a chance for some thunderstorms and i will have more on that coming up in a few minutes. breaking news in san francisco, we have a police standoff involving medical marijuana. alex has more from the bay view district, what is happening? >> reporter: right now we have several blocks taped off because of this dangerous standoff unfolding and the s.w.a.t. team has a building surrounded. it is a medical marijuana dispensary which was robbed and police are not showing what is taking place live incase this person is watching on television. we do want to show you a video we shot a short time ago, this is all on wallace and police say an armed robber is inside this building refusing to give
up. he is wanted for robbing a medical marijuana facility and two other people who were involved are in custody. at this point we are waiting for a police spokesperson to come an update us on where this situation stands but again a man is inside wanted for robbing a medical marijuana dispensary which happened overnight and one person is inside a building which is about a block up from where we were this morning and we are expecting an update and police in the meantime will obviously remain and continue to monitor this standoff that continues to unfold. right now we are live in san francisco, alex savage ktvu channel 2 morning news. a standoff has ended at a hospital but police say the man barricaded himself and set fire to his room. tara moriarty has more on the
story, tara? >> reporter: well, it's something you don't necessarily expect at a hospital getting forced out of the emergency room because another person has snapped and is walking around with a knife and that's what authorities say happened just before 11:00 last night. the patient became angry and barricaded himself in a room and set a small fire inside that room. hospital staff evacuated patients to another floor as a precaution. a police negotiator spoke with the man and got him to surrender with in two hours. >> at the time officers responded they had already evacuated the rooms and created a perimeter where the patient was and police set up a tight perimeter where the patient was situated... >> reporter: now the fire was contained to one room and
caused minimal damage. nobody was hurt in the standoff. privacy rules keep us from telling you who he was and what set him off but that suspect will now undergo a mental evaluation. i am tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 morning news. well, incrediblebly there -- incredibly there were two other fires at general. a patient set a bed on fire and then set is a trash can on fire. it created a tense scene but caused only minor damage. sal, you are a busy man. >> did you read the message i sent to you. it says things are getting better, winds are died down, so ignore you when you get it. winds are dying down. because remember when we all drove in, it was very gusty
winds and mark and i have been the rain brothers but right now we are in this calm period as you can see, it is drying off and we had crash here and i can tell it is getting better because chp lights uplifts like a christmas tree. if it is raining i am afraid it will happen again. bay bridge is backed up for a 35 minute delay. if you want to take bart we checked in and they are doing well. this is the fremont area and this is between 238 and maui and remember, that is about normal, but if it starts getting worse, you will know it will double or even triple at this time. 6:36 let's go to mark. we have a live look in downtown oakland and these
clouds are resembling clouds shaped like popcorn and we have a few showers today especially for tomorrow as well. here is our rainfall totals and we can see all of the activity overnight santa rosa .83, concord a quarter of an inch and there is not a lot of action in parts of the south bay and still a lot of showers there. we have the rain and snow to our north and a lot of snow out towards the east with a winter storm warning in place. here is a closer inspection with scattered rain showers closer to hillsboro and there is not a lot of coverage in the east bay and down here in gilroy, there was rain but it is centered to the south but closer to gilroy. there is still a bit of a breeze out at fso sustained 18 miles per hour and fairfield 13
miles per hour and stronger gusts. we have basically lower 40s and 50s and it is mild but it is not extremely cold. this is the source of some rain showers tomorrow and we have low snow levels possibly down to 3,000 feet. possibly today scattered showers throughout the morning hours and we could have more breaks in the activity and there is more development out in the pacific and that will be the key as we head to your thursday. off and on showers and scattered showers and lots of breaks in the action and with a look ahead, it is unsettled today and over the weekend we warm up those temperatures. another big storm is getting ready to hit the east coast. torii is in winchester virginia to show us how those storms are
already impacting us. torii? >> reporter: i can tell you this storm is starting to stack up in virginia and plows are coming through and they are not letting people park on the streets but i want to show you what it looks like. they say we will get up to 20 inches of snow possibly and there is snow on the ground but the big thing is, this is a march snowstorm which means it is heavy snow, it is wet snow, it is gathering on power lines and tree limbs and once those go down, latest numbers are that more than 93,000 people are without it and also this storm is moving from west to east towards washington d.c. up towards the east coast and we are expecting to see quite a lot of problems as far as some
of the roadways there and things like that, day of. >> that is our reporter torii dunn, thank you. brian flores is now over at fso this morning where there have already been delays, is it raining up there, brian? >> reporter: no, it's not raining in fact the sky is clear and mark said the wind was about 18 miles per hour and we can definitely feel that but if you are coming to the east coast you can expect delays and the wind may play a role. we just checked with fso and they say flights are on time but overnight though, because of the storm there were 30
departing flights and 27 arriving flights that were canceled and runway taxi delays are about 15 minutes and the big news, philadelphia is a city where delays will be long. snow will hit the area today and if you have a flight headed to philly, city officials said you can expect one to two hour delays and if you are headed to new jersey you may also expect delays because of the east coast storm. scattered showers may also cause an issue and we are keeping an eye on that. could there be delays here because of the sequester? we will hear more on that on mornings on 2. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> don't forget, you can get up
to the minute weather information and storm tracker 2 and even sign up for www.ktvu.com mobile updates which really handy. coming up 6:41 can we talk football? >> local football fans may find out more information later today. >> reporter: live in santa cruz where the public will get a chance to pay respect to the officers and we will tell you more about the plan. it's still very windy for your morning commute. hazelnut macchiato, please.
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a medical marijuana facility. police in san mateo said an angry hospital patient barricaded himself inside the medical center and started a small fire in his room. s.w.a.t. teams arrested him without incident and even though some patients were evacuated nobody was hurt. and they have closed off offices and a storm is expected to bring heavy snow. look at all the snow outside the white house. by the way schools in the d.c. area are closed as well. we are learning new details about the man who shot and killed two santa cruz officers last week. the 35-year-old was moving out of his house when detectives arrived at his door. he was getting rid of his belongings and was preparing for a flight to new mexico. santa cruz police are giving the public an opportunity to
honor those officers who died in the line of duty. janine de la vega tells us about the events today and tomorrow. here is more. >> reporter: planning for the memorial has been going on since last week. top officials have been behind closed doors discussing exactly what they want. this memorial has changed a little bit since we were here last week and they put up attend to protect the growing memorial for the officers. so many people have left cards and flowers and condolences which have spilled on to the floor because people have left so much. it will be -- we will have an opportunity for the public to pay honor to the officers who died in the line of duty. both will be on display and both were gunned down by a suspect while investigating a case. that public viewing will begin
at 3:00 p.m. and last until 8:00 p.m. tomorrow thousands are expected to attend the funeral at hp pavilion which begins at noon. law enforcement will be going and santa cruz police believe the venue was not big enough to hold everybody who wanted to come. they will travel to highway 17 and that long procession could take up to two hours and they are expected to tie up traffic for the morning commute. we will be broadcasting everything live and we have multiple crews and the funeral again starts 12:00 p.m. and back out here live in front of the santa cruz police department, it's no doubt going to be an emotional day today especially this afternoon for community members and all of
the officers here who plan on attending the public viewing today. we hope to speak to some of those people who are going to that and some top police officials planning that, coming up. janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. it begins during the morning news at 4:30 and it will continue as the funeral procession makes its way to san jose and the funeral service is expected to begin at noon. later the 49ers will tell us the latest on the bid to host super bowl 50. they are competing against new orleans and so you have for that 20 -- south florida for that 2016 super bowl. they posted these construction photos on twitter and they will give the media a tour of the 1.2 billion dollars stadium. they will have 68 5,000 seats
and it will be open next year. how is traffic? >> it is looking good. something popped up in santa rosa, santa rosa avenue and east todd road, a crash and now they have just decided to send paramedic vehicles and again, santa rosa avenue and east todd road. we will go there first and earlier when we looked at this oakland picture, the camera was bouncing up and down and things have improved since we went on the air and we started watching at 4:30 and things have changed. we have a 25 minute delay on the bridge and it looks typical and it's pretty typical. you can see if you are driving between hayward and fremont -- oops, i didn't mean to do that did i? no. the time is 28 minutes and it
is going up a little bit but it's not as bad as it could be on maui avenue. we are looking at san francisco and bay bridge and we do have instability and -- instability and the results on live tracker right on heelsberg and clover bay area some lingering showers. parts of the east bay, we will shift the maps basically to the south of gilroy approaching salinas and the winds have become backing off a bit. winds are sustained at fso sustained at 18 miles per hour and winds coming out of theglueoff .com west at -- southwest at 13 miles per hour. santa rosa right now 46 in
downtown jose's reporting 56 degrees. -- downtown san jose, reporting 56 degrees. we will increase thunderstorms chances and the cold air and we could have thunderstorms chances coming down around 3,000 feet. right now snow fall potential is easily a good 10 to 20 inches and snow fall is 300 feet. throughout the morning hours, some scattered showers and we have a break-in the clouds with a quick passing shower and this backs off but there is some more development and this will be the source of some more rainfall. sun, clouds a passing shower, mid-to-upper 50s, 55 to 58 degrees and the forecast high is 56. unsettled showers are reported for thursday and by the weekend
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. welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news we have a live look at the big board, we continue on to new highs after some pretty good jobs' data and they are adding almost 300 jobs since february. the suspects are being held on a million dollars bail. the 82-foot darling ran aground in pacifica.
they broke into the cabin and found the keys and somehow they managed to leave the harbor with no problem without knowing how to sail. they want to keep the san francisco police department out of the rifle association. they want to get rid of two police code regulations and one holds nra membership and the other one allows police to collect registration fees from shooting tournaments in the city. the police department has not been an nra member since 2004 but he said he would still support the change. a quarter of the roads are in poor shape and new taxes may be used to fix them. one or a quarter of sales tax or a mening a 30 year half a cent sales tax or 3, a measure for road repairs. this the city council -- the